Direct Shipment of Wine to Connecticut Consumers
An out-of-state business that wants to make direct shipment of wine to
- Obtain Permit from the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection (DCP):
- a manufacturer permit for farm winery under Conn. Gen. Stat. §30-16(e); or
- an out-of-state shipper's permit for alcoholic liquor other than beer under Conn. Gen. Stat. §30-18; or
- an out-of-state winery shipper's permit for wine under Conn. Gen. Stat. §30-18a.
File a Surety Bond or Cash Bond with Department of Revenue Services (DRS): After receiving the permit from DCP, contact the DRS Registration Unit at 860-297-4895 to obtain Form OR-131, Surety Tax Bond, or to obtain information about the posting of a cash bond. You must file a surety bond or cash bond with DRS in order to be eligible to be licensed as an alcoholic beverage distributor. If the permit holder operates a winery and produces not more than 100,000 gallons of wine at the holder’s permit premises, the amount of the bond is $500; otherwise, the amount of the bond is $2,000.
Register with DRS for a Sales Tax Permit and an Alcoholic Beverage Distributor License: After you have completed Form OR-131 or posted a cash bond, complete and mail Form REG-1 and Addendum D to DRS with a check for the $100 fee for the sales tax permit. When completing Form REG-1, Section 8, check “Yes” to the question: "Do you sell or will you be selling goods in
, either wholesale or retail?”. Connecticut
A detail list of requirements regarding this subject can be found in SN 2005(6), 2005 Legislation Affecting the Direct Shipment of Wine to State Residents.